After the festive season rudely left a huge dent in many of our bank accounts, welcoming new additions to our wardrobes seems nearly impossible. Luckily, a selection of stores stocking vintage, pre-loved finds can be found in the Mother City. Here are five of our favourites.
1 Secondhand Rose
Established in 1971, it’s believed that Secondhand Rose is the first shop of its kind to open its doors in the Mother City. If you’re in the mood to doll yourself up or revamp your day-to-day wardrobe, we recommend this quaint little store as a starting point for your style mission.
Where Cavendish Close, Warwick Street, Claremont
When Weekdays 9:30 am – 5 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Contact +27 21 674 4270, [email protected], secondhandrose.co.za
2 Second Time Around
Take a big step back in time as you pass through the doors of this quirky store. A firm favourite amongst Cape Town’s vintage fashion elite, you’re bound to walk out of Second Time Around with a piece of clothing you’ll cherish for years to come!
Where 196 Long Street, CBD
When Weekdays 10 am – 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm
Contact +27 21 423 1674, [email protected], secondtimearound.co
3 2nd Take
2nd Take is the biggest seller of consignment secondhand apparel in the country and even has its own online store. It all began by seeking a solution to a problem that many of us are guilty of – having a good chunk of our wardrobes filled with impulsive buys that we never wear. It’s been so successful, it now has a Rondebosch store too.
Where 53 Regent Road, Sea Point
When Weekdays 10 am – 6:30 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm, Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
Contact +27 21 434 5878, [email protected], 2ndtake.co.za
4 Afraid of Mice
If you dream about the style of yesteryear, the kind of fashion your mom had the pleasure of wearing, then Afraid of Mice promises a treasure trove of style. Here, you’ll stumble upon truly unique pieces from world-renowned designers such as Gucci, Valentino, Dior and Marc Jacobs. Ooh la la!
Where Shop 86, Cnr Long and Longmarket Streets, CBD
When Weekdays 9:45 am – 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm
Contact +27 21 423 7353, [email protected], afraidofmice.com
5 Jack and Jill Secondhand Clothing
This intimate Winelands gem sells top-notch garments and accessories – from shoes and bags to costume jewellery. If you’re looking to spring-clean your cupboard, Jack and Jill will buy your clothes from you upfront unlike most secondhand shops, which only pay you after the garment has been purchased from them.
Where 76 Breda Street, Paarl
When Weekdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm
Contact +27 21 872 5611
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